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Three Common Bankruptcy Myths Explained

Myth #1: Bankruptcy Ruins Your Credit. It’s common to hear people say bankruptcy will ruin your credit. But if you’re at the point of considering bankruptcy, they don’t understand the state of your credit right now. People consider bankruptcy because of debt they pay. And what hurts your credit score almost more than anything else? Missed…

Why We Have Personal Injury Law

Why We Have Personal Injury Law When people find out I’m a personal injury lawyer, they often ask me why we have personal injury law at all. I understand. Personal injury cases have a bad reputation. People hear about claims that seem fraudulent, or wasteful, and they make a determination without accurate information. Mistakes happen…

Why Student Loans Should Be Dischargeable in a Bankruptcy

By: Darrell Castle Should student loans keep graduates from living productive lives? Video Transcript Hello I’m Darrell Castle and I’m an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee and one of the questions that comes up in my office quite often is “what should be done about student loans? What should be…

Why Our Lawyers Are Pursuing Mirena Personal Injury Cases

**Update: We are no longer accepting Mirena cases but have included the following information for you to consider as you research this drug. If you have any questions about other dangerous drugs, contact us to discuss your situation with an attorney.** What We Know About Mirena You may have seen yesterday’s press release about Mirena,…

Why Many Marriages Fail and What You Can Do About It | Memphis Bankruptcy Attorneys

By: Darrell Castle Couples are letting money and debt destroy their marriage when they don’t have to! Nearly 80% of divorced couples say finances played a major role in their decision. Maybe your marriage began in debt and you didn’t establish a clear cut plan on how you were going to handle it. Maybe you…

Finances and Marriage: When Financial Hardship Causes Marital Problems

How Finances and Marriage Work Together Finances and marriage go hand in hand; and when one suffers, the other often suffers, too. Nearly 80% of divorced couples say finances played a major role in their decision. As a bankruptcy lawyer, I see the same problems all the time. A lot of couples begin marriage in…

People Who Receive Social Security Disability on the Rise

Why the SSDI Numbers Have Changed In the past 40 years, the number of people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) increased sixfold, from 1.4 million people to 8.3 million. A report from the Congressional Budget Office helps to explain why. Changes in the Workforce First, the numbers reflect an increase of women in…

GM Recall for Ignition Switches

GM Recall for Ignition Switches On Friday, GM added 971,000 vehicles to their already extensive list of faulty vehicles affected by the GM recall for ignition switches. (Originally published March 29, 2014) GM’s faulty ignition switches suddenly shut off cars, which disables the brakes, power steering, and air bags. In that moment, you have no…

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Why is Bankruptcy Good For Society?

The Benefits of Bankruptcy for Everyone Bankruptcy not only benefits the person trying to get out of debt, but it benefits society as a whole. When you’re behind on your bills and in debt, you think about and focus on how you’re going to get out of the hole. Your income and energy goes towards…

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Why Is a Good Bankruptcy Attorney Important?

Why a Good Bankruptcy Attorney Makes the Difference If you need to file bankruptcy, a good bankruptcy attorney can make all the difference between success and failure. A lot of detail goes into a successful bankruptcy case. And your bankruptcy attorney has your financial future in his or her hands. So you should hire someone you…